Jaya Ramji-Nogales

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Jaya Ramji-Nogales is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and I. Herman Stern Research Professor, Temple Law School.

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Human Rights Adrift from Natural Law: A Review of Itamar Mann’s ‘Humanity at Sea’

What is the source of human rights law?  Itamar Mann’s new book, Humanity at Sea: Maritime Migration and the Foundations of International Law, offers a thoughtful and original answer to this age-old question.  He suggests that human rights law is neither positive law nor natural law, but rather a “commitment to paradoxically and counterfactually regard some form of…

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The Role of Human Rights Law in Constructing Migration Emergencies

This post is part of the ESIL Interest Group on International Human Rights Law blog symposium on 'The Place of International Human Rights Law in Times of Crisis'. Migration emergencies are ubiquitous in today’s world.  News media report daily on the situation of Syrian migrants crossing the Mediterranean in rubber dinghies, of Central American…

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